Dance Artist in Residence

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Program Information

Overview

The Dance Artist in Residence program was created specifically for dance artists to have focused time for the creation and development of new works. The residency is designed for artists in the initial creation phase of a new work, which they’ll begin to create in our studio spaces. 

This program is designed to bring a number of dance companies to work on campus at the same time. The intent is not for collaboration, but for the ability to share and to speak with other dance artists during this initial phase of the participants’ work.

What does the program offer?

This residency offers a range of dance studio spaces depending on participants' needs and availability. Artists will be provided with basic technical support, but will not have access to theatre production spaces. More information about our facilities can be found here.

Artists are expected to be creating work during this residency, but are not expected to give a final performance or showing. Artists are encouraged to share their work through informal showings, but this is not required. 

Who should apply?

We invite project proposals from individual artists, artistic collectives, and companies. Artists at various stages of practice are encouraged to apply, whether they are at the conceptual stage or ready for creation, development, and refinement of a new work.

What's Included

Shared RoomRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes a shared bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. Please contact the Office of the Registrar. 

Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.

Full Flex Meal PlanRead MoreClose

Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay.

The Full Flex meal plan includes $38 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vistas Dining Room.

Gym MembershipRead MoreClose

Your program fee includes free access to the swimming pool, climbing gym and fitness suite as well as discounted rates for classes at the Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre.

Paul D. Fleck Library and ArchivesRead MoreClose

Access a wide range of publications, books, music and films in the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, open 6 days a week.

Box Office DiscountsRead MoreClose

Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.

Participant ResourcesRead MoreClose

Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program fee (shared room)
$1 758.75
Program fee with financial assistance (shared room)
$0.00

Application fee: $65

*Financial Aid up to 100% may be available

Help fund your experience at Banff Centre! View a compiled list of national and international opportunities here.

How to Apply

Project Proposal

In a one- to- two-page document include a brief description of the project (one- to- two-sentence summary), as well as a description of the goals, objectives, and requirements for the residency.

Bio & Headshot

A 100 word biography and a recent digital photograph (size: 8x10) with name in the file title for each member.

Audio/Visual Support Materials

You may submit audio or visual material that you feel will support your application (maximum three). 

Technical Questionnaire

Answers to 10 program-related questions.

Financial Assistance

Be sure to complete the Financial Aid section to be eligible for financial assistance.

Adjudication

Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program. 

Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Contact the Registrar

For questions on preparing your application, please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA)
1.800.565.9989